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Poor thang… yes that’s a 198 lb tumor growing on his leg. Fortunately, if all goes well with an upcoming surgery, he’ll be free of it soon.

Nguyen Duy Hai, the Vietnamese man with a 198-pound tumor attached to his right leg, is undergoing surgery Thursday at France-Vietnam Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City to have the growth removed.

Dr. McKay McKinnon, an American doctor who has had some success performing this procedure, is doing the high-risk surgery, which is expected to last at least 10 hours. Hai had been in poor health, but has improved enough where he can have the procedure.

An attempt to remove the tumor in 1997 failed as doctors amputated his right leg below the knee. Now Dr. McKinnon will try again, with an estimated 50 percent chance of success.

“It’s common for people to fear death, and I’m no exception,” Hai told Tuoitre News, a Vietnamese website. “But when I heard that Dr. McKinnon had decided to come back to Vietnam one more time to give me a new life, I became more hopeful.”

It’s believed to be the biggest tumor ever documented in Vietnam. It began growing when Hai was a young boy.

We hope surgery goes well cuz that isht looks crazy… We’re guessing there is no just walking around when you have a 200 lb growth hanging off your leg.


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